Thursday Hoops Roundup: No. 12 Wisconsin wins big

There were five Big Ten men’s basketball games on Thursday, including Wisconsin’s impressive 88-64 win over Bowling Green. The Badgers had six players score in double figures, led by Ben Brust, who had a game-high 19 points. This is the first time Wisconsin has had back-to-back 80-plus point games since December, 2012.

Catch up on all of Thursday’s action in this post.

MASSACHUSETTS 96, NEBRASKA 90 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Texas Tech transfer Terran Pettaway led the Cornhuskers with a career-high 28 points, but Massachusetts held on in the final minute to open the Charleston Classic with a 96-90 victory over Nebraska on Thursday. Derrick Gordon had 20 points to lead five Massachusetts players in double figures.

MICHIGAN 85, LONG BEACH STATE 61 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Nik Stauskas finished with 23 points, Caris LeVert had 20 and No. 14 Michigan made a tournament-record 14 3-pointers in beating a scrappy Long Beach State 85-61 Thursday in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

MINNESOTA 79, WOFFORD 57 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Elliott Eliason had 11 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead Minnesota to an easy 79-57 victory over Wofford on Thursday. Austin Hollins led the Gophers (5-0) with 18 points, and he grabbed eight rebounds, too. Oto Osenieks had a career-high 14 points, and Deandre Mathieu added 10 points. Making well-timed cuts and drives to the basket, the Gophers were as crisp on offense as they’ve been all season with give-and-go passes working to near-perfection.

WISCONSIN 88, BOWLING GREEN 64 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Ben Brust scored 19 points to lead six Wisconsin players in double figures as the No. 12 Badgers beat Bowling Green 88-64 on Thursday night. Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker added 14 apiece for Wisconsin (5-0). Traevon Jackson had 13, Josh Gasser 11 and Bronson Koenig 10.

INDIANA 102, WASHINGTON 84 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Indiana’s young team has already figured one thing out: Go get those rebounds. The Hoosiers continued their remarkable early season rebounding, grabbing 50 to Washington’s 29 in a 102-84 victory Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

Originally from Farmington Hills, MI, I have worked at the Big Ten Network since 2012 and took over my role as web editor and blogger in August, 2013. Follow me on twitter for constant Big Ten updates @srmerriman. Thanks and enjoy!!

2 Comments

Your Opinion?
Show Comments (2 Comments)
Paul on 11/21/2013 @ 3:51pm EST Said:

This was the most terribly officiated game I’ve ever seen…what happened to basketball? This was awful

Ernie Ladd on 11/22/2013 @ 7:37am EST Said:

This team is a pleasure to watch I can see a lot of improvement all ready this young season!